Establishing a culture of trust in our processes…
An old Westphalian saying claims that “Trust is good – control is better.”
In practice, the more production oversight a company has, the better they can control the quality of their products – and the more trust can be placed in the results. According to the DIN EN ISO 8402 standard, the term “quality management and assurance” encompasses any and all planned, systematic activities which are implemented within a system in order to ensure that quality requirements are being met – and in order to create trust in that system by doing so.
Continual quality assurance procedures conducted parallel to the production process are a crucial aspect of such a system. Every defect or imperfection in the function or the material composition of a part is vexing – and usually has far-reaching consequences along the entire chain of production. The cause of such disturbances is usually found at one single step of the process. It is therefore of paramount importance to locate the source of production errors as rapidly as possible and to take counter-measures. Preventive quality control which accompanies each step of the production process helps to avoid additional production or processing steps of initial or semi-finished products; it is also a means of identifying neuralgic points in the further course of production.